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Boiler-tube leaks playing big role in rise of unplanned losses to over 12 000 MW 

By: Terence Creamer     20th March 2019 State-owned electricity producer Eskom has confirmed that boiler-tube leaks are significant contributor to unplanned losses of more than 12 000 MW across its coal fleet. The underperformance of the coal fleet, including those units in commercial operation at the Medupi and Kusile projects, is... 

Eskom implements Stage 1 load-shedding

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th March 2019 State-owned electricity producer Eskom will implement load-shedding on Thursday March 14, from 11:00 until 23:00. The utility said in a statement that it will implement Stage 1 load-shedding, owing to a shortage of capacity. Stage 1 calls for 1 000 MW to be rotationally cut nationally. 

Mpact says rising power prices will place pressure on margins 

By: Terence Creamer     13th March 2019 South African paper and plastics packaging group Mpact is forecasting further improvements in the operating performance of its paper business in 2019 as recent capital projects are optimised and fruit volumes improve following the recent Western Cape drought. In the short term, however, the group... 

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